Bloggers have a pretty hectic life, I know because I am one. ;-)
We are always trying to find ways to be juggle being creative while producing good quality content for our audience. A day in the life of a blogger could look something like this: three coaching sessions, strategy meeting about marketing ideas, managing work for clients, and trying to squeeze in time to do what you do best…blogging, lol.
But what some fail to notice that a lot of time can be saved (and a lot of money could be made) just by creating an online course. Not only does an online course give you more of passive income, set you as more of an authority in your niche, but it also helps you save time that you would be using to do more service based things or trading hours for dollars.
So that you can get started creating your new course right away. I’ve listed five online course ideas that you can get started creating right now.
1. How to start a blog
This course is a no brainer. Because you even have a blog you have a right to teach others about how to start one too. It doesn’t matter if you have one month experience or 10 years. There are new bloggers starting every day that can use your expertise of the industry. You can answer questions in your course like:
• How to purchase a domain name?
• Who has the best web hosting site?
• How to find your niche?
So my question to you is: Why haven’t you created this course? ;-)
2. How to Monetize Your Blog
Showing people how to make money with their blog is one of the best courses you could ever create. Some have yet to learn how to monetize their blog and don’t even know where to start. Now, enter you…Monetizing Blogger Machine. Things that you should cover in a course like this are:
• What is affiliate marketing?
• How to find affiliates?
• How to make money?
Showing other bloggers how you monetize your blog will not only cement your credibility as the awesome blogger that you are but you will have people come back to you time and time again wanting your information.
3. How to Grow Your Blog with Pinterest
Pinterest is the new power house of information (only third to Google and YouTube). Not only are people on Pinterest learning how to do DIY projects, and the best way to discipline their children, but there are tons of bloggers that are looking for information on how others have grown their 1000 Pinterest followers to 10,000 using this platform. If you have the secret to winning at Pinterest, you can share it in a course. Course topics could include:
• How to create a rich pin?
• How to add keywords to your profile and boards?
• The best pinning strategy.
And much, much, more. Creating a course about Pinterest could be the thing you need to devote more time to being creative.
4. How to Become a Coach
Many bloggers are able to sign-on clients who want to work with them because they have been successful and have been able to grow their business to a point where others want to learn how they did it. Because of this many bloggers turn into coaches. I, myself, am a course coach, so I get it. With this being said some bloggers want to learn how to coach others too. If you have had the experience of coaching new bloggers you course could include:
• The skills you need to be successful as a coach.
• How much should you charge?
• How to get your clients results?
Sharing what made you successful as a coach is very beneficial to not only bloggers, but to others in various niches.
5. How to Grow Your List
How to grow your list is a VERY popular topic among all entrepreneurs whether you are solely online or brick and mortar. Growing your list is key to having a successful business and I finally caught wind of this a year after I started my business. You are never too late to start and many buddingpreneurs aren’t even aware of how successful their business could be if they just developed a strategy to save email addresses. If you have been able to grow your list with a freebie, webinar, free challenge, many would love to hear how you did it. Here’s what people want to know:
• Which email autoresponder to choose?
• How to set up a sales funnel?
• How to turn subscribers into buyers?
The beauty in a course about list building is that it can help a broad range of people who have diverse interests but one the common one is growing their list. This course is a no brainer.
So let’s talk about next steps. I want you to decide which course you want to create and create it. I can help. Here’s how:
1. Download my 30 Day Online Course Roadmap to get your started. It is packed with 17 pages of awesomeness, and shows from A to Z of how to create a course.
3. Take the 30 Day Course Creation Challenge, designed to help the DIY’er plan, create, and sell an online course in 30 days. You will get an audio file from me each day telling you how to create your awesome course. SIGN UP HERE.
Now you are all set! Have fun creating!